BENTON– Rodney B. Wood, 57, of Benton died from injuries received in a wreck early Sunday morning. The wreck happened at around 4:30 a.m. along Benton-Briensburg Road.
Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the single-vehicle crash. Wood was transported to Marshall County Hospital, but later died of injuries sustained in the accident.
The cause of the accident is being investigated by the sheriff’s office and the Marshall County coroner’s office. According to police reports, Wood was traveling down Benton Briensburg Road when he failed to negotiate a slight curve in the road to the right. The vehicle crossed the center line, ran off the left shoulder, and struck a tree where it came to rest.